Chelsea seal £58m Lavia signing before lodging bid for keeper Petrovic | Chelsea

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Roméo Lavia from Southampton. The 19-year-old is the second defensive midfielder bought by the club this week, after Moisés Caicedo, and the deals mean Mauricio Pochettino has at his disposal two players who had been wanted by Liverpool.

The fee for Lavia could reach £58m after a British-record £115m, including add-ons, was paid to take Caicedo from Brighton. It continues the huge outlay under the owners, Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital.

Pochettino has been desperate to add more depth in midfield. Chelsea have allowed Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic,…


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